Dubai retained its first place in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and its sixth place globally in the World’s Best Cities Index, published annually by Resonance Consultancy, a Canadian company that conducts research and tips on cities and destinations around the world. .
According to the results of the World’s Best Cities Index 2024, released yesterday, Dubai maintained its regional ranking compared to last year’s index.
In the report accompanying the index results, Resonance Consultancy described Dubai as “the Las Vegas of Arabs” and a place proud to change the way people perceive the Middle East.
The report also mentions that Dubai is known for its unconventional architectural projects, such as Palm Jumeirah, which includes the Atlantis, the Palm Hotel and the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
The report adds that Dubai has made a hobby of breaking world records in recent years, always with the tallest, longest, fastest, largest, etc. records.
The report explains that it is no wonder that Dubai ranks eighth globally in the Attractive Tourism Destinations sub-index of the main index, as it is home to a wide variety of tourist destinations, including shopping malls, giant aquariums, indoor ski resorts, dancing fountains, amusement parks and water parks, as well as numerous family resorts.
The report confirms that Dubai meets the needs of all visitors and indicates that the total number of hotel rooms in Dubai currently exceeds 150,000 and is expected to exceed the number of hotel rooms in major historic cities such as London and New York . , meaning that the hotel and hospitality sector in Dubai is strongly positioned for a period of grandeur and luxury.
Dubai edged out San Francisco, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Seoul, which ranked seventh and tenth, respectively.
London, Paris and New York retained the top three spots in the index for the third consecutive year, while Tokyo retained fourth place for the second consecutive year and Singapore took fifth place this year.
The report concludes its analysis of Dubai by highlighting that it is currently focusing on the “Dubai Urban Plan 2040”, which aims to enable the city’s residents to reach 80% of their daily needs and destinations in just 20 minutes, i.e. walk. or by bike, which will reinforce their feeling of belonging to this global city.
- HHere are some additional details from the report:
Dubai performed particularly well in the quality of life, culture and entertainment, and business environment sub-indexes.
The city is also home to a diverse population of over 200 nationalities, which contributes to its vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Dubai is a major hub for business and finance, and it is also a popular destination for tourists from around the world.
The report’s findings suggest that Dubai is a leading global city, well-positioned for continued success in the years to come.